Outlook PST file acts as a container that holds all the contents of your Microsoft Outlook profile like mailbox, contacts, calendar, tasks, journals, RSS feeds, notes, etc. But, Microsoft Outlook PST file has maximum size limit for each version such as a PST file size is limited to 2GB in older versions of MS Outlook 2000 and 2002. While using these Outlook versions, if PST file goes beyond this size limit, then it gets corrupt and you face error messages. Sometimes, you fail to access your mailbox data and get various frustrating error messages. In fact, oversize of PST file degrades the performance of MS Outlook and it takes long time to send/receive emails.
Common Outlook errors occurred due to oversize of PST file:
- Outlook.pst cannot be accessed- 0x8004011
- An unknown error has occurred- 0x80040116
- An unknown error has occurred- 0x80040119
- An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040600
- PST has reached the maximum size limit
- PST is not a personal storage folder file
- Fatal error
- Outlook.pst could not be found
- Outlook.pst could not be opened
To avoclass these issues, you are always recommended to keep a regular eye on your PST file size. Also, on regular basis you should do the following activities:
- Delete unnecessary emails to free up space
- Archive emails based on various criteria
- Create regular backup of PST file and remove unnecessary items
These methods are just like precautions that you should use to avoclass PST file corruptions which usually occur due to oversized PST file. Unfortunately, if your Outlook PST file has been corrupted and inaccessible then you should look for PST recovery tool that can repair 2GB PST file. Scanpst.exe (Inbox repair tool) is a free in-built tool of Microsoft which gets installed automatically with MS Outlook. However it is useful in fixing minor PST issues but it is not enough to repair 2GB PST file and other PST file issues. In fact, inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) has various limitations.
Limitations of Inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe):
- It can repair only basic header corruption issues of Outlook PST file. It can’t repair the whole broken or severely corrupted PST file.
- It collapses when you apply it for oversized PST files.
- Often, it shows no error while Outlook complains about errors.
- It cannot recover the complete PST file data as it loses some part of the data while recovery.
Now, the best alternative of Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) is available and it is Kernel for Outlook PST repair tool. It is much powerful to repair minor and severe PST corruption issues and recover every bit of PST file data. It provclasses you far better result than the Scanpst.exe.
Significant features of Kernel for Outlook PST repair tool:
- Repairs MS Outlook PST file that exceeds its file size limitation.
- Recovers emails even from broken PST files that get corrupted due to 2GB PST file size limitation.
- Recovers all email items like attachments, notes, tasks, journals, contacts, calendar events, Sent Items, Drafts, junk emails, Outbox items, decorated text, attached image files, Email properties like From, To, Subject, CC, Bcc, Time, Date, and others.
- Offers different options to save the recovered email messages in PST, MSG, MBOX, DBX, EML, TXT, RTF, HTML, and MHTML file formats.
- Enables easy transfer of PST files to Office 365 cloud platform
- Facilitates easy migration of PST file to web based applications such as MS Exchange Server, Novell GroupWise, and Lotus Domino
- Exports PST file to online mail applications like Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and Outlook.com
- Keeps original properties of email files even after recovery.
- Included with Save Snapshot and Load Snapshot features.
- Available with free trial version.
- Supports all versions of MS Outlook, Outlook express, along with Windows 10 OS.
Try Kernel for Outlook PST repair – free trial version:
Before purchasing full version, you can try free trial version of Kernel for Outlook PST repair. It repair 2GB PST file issues and recovers all PST file data quickly and accurately. With this version, you can repair and recover PST email items but cannot save at desired location. You can only see preview of recovered files.